Real World Denver must “explain their apparent illegal construction of a brick wall”

A brick wall facade constructed outside The Real World Denver house may have been constructed illegally, and the city could force the show to remove it.

A memo obtained by CBS 4 in Denver says, “The Lower Downtown Design Review Board has found that … ‘Real World’ is in violation of … design and demolition review as they did not go through design review for demolition and construction of the brick wall. Please cite them…”

The show’s representatives will appear before the Lower Downtown Design Review Board on Thursday. However, CBS 4 reports that “the issue will most likely be resolved without fines” as “producers have been very apologetic about the illegal construction, calling it an oversight.”

However, as a result of this, CBS 4 “obtained blueprints that showed other renovations inside the building.” Get Real Denver has a screenshot of that blueprint, which shows that “[a] shuffleboard area was added along with a chat area, an office, gym, bedrooms, a basketball court, small pool, phone room and large areas for television production.”

Real World Denver Producers Cited For Brick Wall [CBS 4 Denver]

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


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Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.